Father Pavel Semenovic Homic

Father Pavel Semenovic HomicProfile

Studied at the Theological Seminary and Theological Academy in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Ordained a priest of the archdiocese of Mohilev, Belarus in 1916, and served as parish priest in several places. Arrested by Communist authorities in Leningrad in 1926 for the crime of promoting Christianity, he was sentenced to 10 years in the work camps. In August 1939 Father Pavel returned to Leningrad and started a covert ministry, serving Catholics without a church, administering the sacraments in homes. At the start of World War II, Pavel became the Apostolic Administrator in Leningrad, which led to his re-arrest in 1942. In prison he ministered to other prisoners until his execution. His Cause for Canonization as a martyr has opened.



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MLA Citation

  • “Father Pavel Semenovic Homic“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 March 2019. Web. 22 January 2020. <>